Some of My Friends Read Comics 161 – Shang-Chi Origins + The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck #2

Shang-Chi! CM Punk! It’s a double-topical episode! Shang-Chi is finally getting a movie and we admittedly knew absolutely nothing about him, so we went back to his beginnings in Special Marvel Edition #15 & #16 which was then renamed to Master of Kung Fu and the story continued with #17-19.

But we didn’t stop there! We also read Master of Kung Fu #126 written by the Best in the World himself, CM Punk.

Then we continued our long-read of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck with #2. So much content!!!


Next Time: 2021 Eisner Award Winner for “Best Limited Series” –  Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #1-6 by Matt Fraction & Steve Lieber

Some of My Friends Read Comics 094 – Batman: A Death in the Family + Secret Wars 4


In 1988, DC Comics urged the American people to exercise their right to vote by calling a 900 number and deciding the fate of Robin #2, Jason Todd.

The people were not kind to Jason.

We read “Batman: A Death in the Family” from issues 426-429 by Jim Aparo & Jim “Infinity” Starlin. Does anybody actually call him that? Anyways, this book doesn’t get very cosmic, but we do get the Joker/Ayatollah team-up we didn’t know we needed.

All this, plus Secret Wars #4!


Next Time: The Death of Superman!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 081 – Infinity War (the Comic)


Infinity War “The Comic” is a little different from Infinity War “The Movie.”

There are lots of evil doppelgangers, Adam Warlock is the most important character, and the infinity gems aren’t working together (due to a previously established court ruling).

Galactus also shows up long enough to make a real boneheaded move. Nice going, Galactus.


Next Time: Dr. Doom steals the Silver Surfer’s powers in Fantastic Four 57-60, by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 071 – The Death of Captain Marvel


Does it count as a spoiler if it’s in the title? Jim Starlin don’t care, he does what he wants.

He and Marvel changed up their regular comic book format with The Death of Captain Marvel in 1982, the beginning of a line of original graphic novels intended to be richer stories for a more mature audience and published like traditional books.

But what kills him?!?!?! Sorry, no spoilers.


Next Time: Amazing Spider-Man #400: The Death of Aunt May

Some of My Friends Read Comics 056 – The Infinity Gauntlet


We’re heading back out to space!

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe keeps building towards Infinity War, we’re doing the same with all of Jim Starlin’s Infinity books and this time it’s the Infinity Gauntlet, a 6-issue miniseries and one of Marvel’s best event comics of all time.

Spoiler Alert: Thanos kills everybody.


Next Time: Amazing Spider-Man 298-300 – The Birth of Venom!

Some of My Friends Read Comics 023 – Warlock by Jim Starlin

Before we recorded our Thanos episode a couple months back, we knew we were gonna eventually head back to outer space to cover the Infinity Guantlet.

But we had so much fun reading Thanos Quest and were so impressed with the writing and art of Jim Starlin that we decided to head back even sooner!

This time we took a look at Adam Warlock, a character that Vince and Kia knew absolutely NOTHING about, other than that he appeared in the background of Guardians of the Galaxy and was eventually gonna be pretty important.

Luckily, Chris is here as usual to clarify exactly what the heck is going on. Join us as we read Strange Tales 178-181 and Warlock 9-11!


Some of My Friends Read Comics 019 – Thanos Quest


Thanos! He’s a big purple dude that keeps showing up in the Marvel movies… but why is everyone always freaking out about him?

Since he’s gonna be the big bad in the next Avengers movie, we figured we’d get some backstory by reading the 1990 comics where he became a major player. And it all started with his resurrection in Silver Surver 34-38, followed by his hunt for the Infinity Gems in Thanos Quest 1-2.

Writer Jim Starlin takes us into the world of Marvel’s cosmic galaxy that he helped form, and artist Ron Lim gives us some breath-taking psychedelic images.

What a team!